A subsidiary of Tata Power Company, Coastal Gujarat Private Limited (CGPL), has their 4000MW Ultra Mega Power Plant in Kutch and the company being highly involved in Corporate Social Responsibility, launched a community-based sustainable livelihood programme in 2014 in partnership with Swadeep, the initiative is called Sagarbandhu. The programme was focused in the villages of Trigadi Bandar in Mundra block, the major areas where about 120 fishermen come from different villages and stay about at least 8 to 9 month (August to April) with their family for fishing and return to when the fishing season ends, and do their alternative jobs, which are highly seasonal. The communities have been greatly encouraged by the initiative of CGPL and Swadeep have responded with great enthusiasm.

The Sagarbandhu program Activities include Fisheries Information Center, exposure visits, regular meetings, SHG formation, drinking water and sanitation facilities, Sagar Shala intervention for children of these fishermen and distribution of various tools and aids that are useful for fishermen i.e. First aid kit, Solar dryer, boat lights, fishing nets and marketing equipment. Through these, the fisher folk and villagers are offered training on new and different fishing techniques. There has also been an improvement made to the infrastructure in the villages to provide easier access to local markets.

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SWADEEP was established in 2005, focusing on sustainable and integrated Rural Development of the vulnerable, with a special focus on children and women. The organization lays emphasis on transparency, accountability, community mobilization, participation and ownership.

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